Emilio Carbone#

Emilio Carbone
Membership Number:2387
Membership type:ORDINARY
Main Country of Residence:ITALY

Present and Previous Positions
  • 2006-present Professor of Physiology, School of Hospital Pharmacy, University of Torino, Italy
  • 2000-present Tutor, Doctorate School of Neuroscience, University of Torino, Italy
  • 1986-present Full professor of General Physiology, University of Torino, Italy
  • 1983-85 Associate researcher, M.P.I. for Psychiatry, Munich, Germany
  • 1976-83 Associate researcher, Institute of Cybernetics & Biophysics, Camogli, Italy
  • 1974-75 Research contract, Department of Physics, University of Genoa, Italy
  • 1971-73 Post-doc, National Institute of Mental Health, Bethesda, MD, USA
  • 1971 PhD on Physics, Genoa University, Italy

Fields of Scholarship
  • Biophysics of voltage-gated sodium and potassium channels
  • Discovery of the neuronal “low-voltage activated” T-type calcium channel
  • Biophysics, physiology and pharmacology of voltage-gated calcium channels
  • Autocrine modulation of N-type and L-type calcium channels
  • Action of growth factors and 2nd messengers
  • Role of calcium channels on neurotransmitter release in adrenal chromaffin cells
  • Effects of stress-mimicking stimuli
  • L-type (Cav1.2, Cav1.3) as pacemaker calcium channels
  • New expression of voltage gated sodium and potassium channels
  • Interfacing excitable cells to nano-structured solid-state surfaces

Honours and Awards
  • 1986-87 Visiting professor, U.N.A.M., Cuernavaca, México.
  • 1986-94 Visiting professor, M.P.I. for Neurobiology, Munich, Germany.
  • 1994 Visiting professor, University of Hawaii, Honolulu, HW, USA.
  • 1994-01 Visiting professor, Universidad Autonoma de Madrid, Madrid, Spain.
  • 2001-05 Director of the I.N.F.M.Research Unit, Torino, Italy.
  • 2002 Appointed member, Evaluation Committee of Ramon y Cajal Programme, Spanish Foundation for Science and Technology (FECYT), Madrid, Spain.
  • 2004-present Member of the Scientific Council, Centre of Excellence N.I.S., Torino, Italy (http://www.nis.unito.it).
  • 2006-2010 Member of the European Research training Network “CavNET” (http://www.cav-net.org), Coordinator Univ Tübingen, Germany
  • 2006-present Member elected of the Academia Europaea. Section “Physiology & Medicine”.
  • 2009 Visiting professor, U.N.A.M., México DF, México.

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